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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-01-05


Good conditions forecast today with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots, and seas around 1 metre.Tomorrow's conditions will also be pretty good early and become a bit choppy in the evening with winds, easterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Maroochydore during the evening. Trekka 2 fished Sunshine Reef where they caught grass emperor, moses perch, red throat emperor and yellowfin tuna." Wild Thing 2 crews fished Chardon's Reef and found a patch of warmer water and sure enough some mahi mahi. We ended up landing three on pilchard floaters and caught snapper, pearl perch and venus tusk fish on the bottom for pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper. Cobia, mackerel, snapper and cod from North Reef. Snapper, sweetlip and few spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Mahi mahi and spanish mackerel from the Mooloolaba 8 mile. Cobia, snapper, venus tusk fish and spanish mackerel off Coolum. Mackerel and maori cod from Caloundra 12 mile. Double Island Point has had a few good goldband snapper, cobia, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor and snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead sand whiting and bream from the canal bridges and towards Noosa Sound. Whiting also from the Yacht Club and near the ferry stretch. A 53cm golden trevally taken and a few good tailor in the lower river. A 44cm jack on Tuesday on a Zerek Fish Trap at the start of the run in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Good whiting throughout the lower reaches. Tailor to 55cm in the Cod Hole. Lots of average bream and flathead along the sand bank edges from the Maroochy Waters Canals and Chamber's Island, through to Godfrey's Rd. There have been several good catches of Mangrove Jack in the creeks and around jetties and structures throughout the river but particulrly in the upper reaches. Mud Crabs potted througout the river. 

Mooloolaba: Fish the beaches for whiting and dart. Jacks, flathead, trevally, whiting and a few cod in the Mooloolaba canals and the lower river rock walls. Whiting, bream and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Cod, mangrove jack and and muddies from the upper Mooloolah.

Caloundra: Try for flathead, mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in Coochin Creek. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach. Whiting and flathead throughout the Passage. Mud crabs will be feeding in all the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Cameron and Daniel Vogler Mangrove Jack Cod

Cameron and Daniel Vogler with a few good mangrove jack, cod and several quality whiting caught up in the creeks yesterday.

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